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People on the Move


People on the Move highlights the career advancements of high-level trailblazers working professionally in diverse areas of standardization, contributing every day to the strength and success of the U.S. standards and conformance community.

SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC), an international affiliate of ANSI member and accredited standards developer SAE International, has appointed Lisa Spellman as the executive director of the Exchangewell, a new digital data consortia for the research, development, and exchange of business digital data. As part of her duties as executive director, she is responsible for the development, maintenance, and expansion of key relationships with a wide range of organizations across multiple global sectors including aerospace, automotive, ground vehicle, naval, space, and more.

Ms. Spellman has more than 20 years of global experience in business and market development, tech-transfer, standards development, strategic partnerships, and building coalitions. Prior to joining SAE ITC, she was the international general secretary of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) for the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). She has also worked with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and served as Committee Manager and U.S. TAG Administrator to the International Organization for Standards (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 215, Health Informatics. In these dual roles, Ms. Spellman provided strategic leadership, oversight, and management to ensure the efficient operation and effectiveness of the technical committee and the U.S. TAG to ISO TC 215. Previously, she was the senior director of standards and interoperability and strategic alliances for HIMSS.

Ms. Spellman sits on the board of directors for the Society for Standards Professionals (SES).

ANSI members the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association of America (ROHVA) and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), along with the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), have named Erik Pritchard as chief executive officer and president of the four associations.

Previously, Pritchard served as president of SVIA and ROHVA, after joining the associations as general counsel in 2014. He brought with him over a decade of experience supporting the associations as outside counsel on both litigation and non-litigation matters. He is a member of the public policy committee for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

"The powersports industry is facing tremendous opportunities and also tough challenges as we move into the next decade. Erik has proven through his leadership the past five years, and long history with the associations, that he will be the dynamic leader we need to accomplish the many initiatives we will be undertaking to support our members," said Paul Vitrano, MIC board chair, and senior assistant general counsel of Indian Motorcycle and Polaris, Inc., commenting on behalf of all the association boards. "Erik is known for being tenacious and has achieved a number of wins that have benefited our members and on- and off-road enthusiasts, and we look forward to more accomplishments in the future."

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